Associate in Applied Science
Highland Lakes Campus
The Associate Degree Nursing (ADN Traditional) curriculum is a 64.5 - 66.5 credit-hour program that leads to an associate in applied science degree and prepares graduates to provide direct nursing care at a beginning staff level in a variety of healthcare settings. Successful completion of the program qualifies the graduate to apply to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN). Satisfactory achievement on this exam qualifies the graduate for licensure as a Registered Nurse (RN).
Registration in the nursing courses (designated "NUR") is possible only after the student is admitted to the nursing program through a selection process. For a complete listing of the admission requirements (including HESI-A2 admission testing) and selection procedures, refer to the Nursing Admission Guide at www.oaklandcc.edu/health/nursing/docs/nursingadmissionguide.pdf. Application to the ADN program must be made by December 15 of the year preceding intended enrollment in the nursing program.
A mandatory criminal history check with fingerprinting and drug screening will be conducted on all students selected to the Nursing program prior to the start of the program, at the student's expense.
- Conviction of a felony or conviction of any attempt to commit a felony within the fifteen years immediately preceding the date of the criminal history check; or
- Conviction of a misdemeanor within the ten years immediately preceding the date of the criminal history check, and/or a positive drug screen will preclude eligibility for admission.
Students must obtain a grade of "B-" or better in all required supportive courses and general education requirements and a grade of "B-" or better in all nursing courses for successful completion of the program. For all other policies, refer to the Nursing Student Handbook.
The ADN program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326, www.acenursing.org, 404.975.5000, and has full approval of the Michigan Board of Nursing. Note: Conviction of a felony or misdemeanor may preclude eligibility for licensure. For more information contact the Michigan Board of Nursing, 517.335.0918.
In addition to the regular tuition, Nursing students incur extra costs including, but not limited to: health examination, uniforms, required vaccinations, supplies, travel, and certification fees. For further details contact the Nursing Department at (248) 942-3333.
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|NUR 1290||Pharmacology for Nurses||2|
|NUR 1410||Foundations of Nursing||7|
|NUR 1450||Clinical Skills||0.5|
|NUR 1460||Integrated Physical Assessment and Decision Making Skills I||0.5|
|NUR 1470||Integrated Physical Assessment and Decision Making Skills II||0.5|
|NUR 1510||Nursing of the Childbearing Family||4|
|NUR 1520||Nursing of Adults - Mental Health and Maladaptive Behavior||4|
|NUR 1530||Nursing of Adults I||4|
|NUR 2510||Nursing of Children and Families||4|
|NUR 2520||Nursing of Adults II||4|
|NUR 2530||Nursing of Adults III||4|
|NUR 2540||Transition to the Graduate Nurse Role||4|
|Required Supportive Courses|
|BIO 2630||Human Anatomy and Physiology I||4|
|BIO 2640||Human Anatomy and Physiology II||4|
|ENG 15101||Composition I||3|
|PSY 25101||Introduction to Psychology||3|
|Select one of the following BIO courses:||3-4|
|Microbiology of Health and Disease||3|
|Select one of the following ENG courses:||3-4|
|Total Credit Hours for Program-Related Courses||58.5-60.5|
|General Education Requirements|
|Communication / English (3-credits)|
|Fine Arts / Humanities (3-credits)||3|
|Mathematics / Science (3-credits)||0-3|
|Social Science (3-credits)|
|Written Communication (3-credits)|
|Additional elective credits needed to meet requirements for an Associate in Applied Science degree||0-.5|
|Total Credit Hours||62-66.5|
Course may be used to meet General Education requirements.
BIO-2710 does not satisfy General Education requirements. Student must complete 3 credits from the Mathematics/Science General Education Distribution List.
A minimum cumulative 2.00 grade point average (GPA) overall is required for graduation.